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Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?
 
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Make Halloween Safe

  • Have children wear makeup instead of masks.

  • Avoid costumes with wigs, floppy hats or eye patches that block vision.

  • Avoid pointed props such as spears, swords or wands that endanger other children's eyes.

  • Put reflective patches somewhere on the costume.

  • Have children carry a bright flashlight to illuminate sidewalks, steps and paths.

  • Accompany younger children while they travel about the neighborhood. Older children should trick or treat in groups.

  • Inspect all candy before allowing children to have it.

  • Be sure the path and stairs to your front door are well illuminated and clear of obstacles.